Smart Grid Standards

March 1, 2016

Silver Spring Networks has been the leading advocate for standards in the energy industry. For more than a decade, we have been developing and deploying standards-based communications and software platforms for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems in general and the smart grid in particular, solving pressing problems and delivering real business benefits for our utility customers worldwide. Many vendors subsequently followed our lead and now share a similar perspective on the importance of smart grid standards. But we remain unique in our focus on the energy industry combined with our depth of experience delivering millions of standards-based systems.

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Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Ticker: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication—at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Specialties Printed Memories, Printed Electronics - Temperature Threshold Detection Smart Labels, Integrated Printed Systems, NFC enabled smart labels, Printed Sensor Devices, NFC OpenSense™, EAS Electronic Article Surveillance

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Accelerating IoT as a Service

whitePaper | September 4, 2019

IoT is an amalgam of various technologies starting from devices/sensors connecting through networks to the cloud, to processing data from devices using various techniques to draw actionable insights. The complexity is further increased by applications that are enabled through various levels of technology from different vendors that require varied skill sets to implement, maintain and improve.

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M2M/IoT Cellular Data Security

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Historically most M2M communications were focused around proprietary protocols, private networks, leased lines and POTS. Some systems have moved to local LANs and TCP/IP. Now they are moving to Internet access and cellular connectivity. Most efforts to date are focused on just getting things to work with only minimal consideration to overall system security. The communications environment for the M2M/IoT industry has changed and is continuing to change rapidly. With the introduction of the Internet into the equation, the security environment has become very treacherous. Considering all of the very interesting things that are already being connected, let alone all the things that have yet to be imagined, the number of very intelligent and determined people that will attempt to gain un-authorized access to absolutely everything, for both malicious and benign reason, will multiply rapidly.

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Today’s Cities – Getting to Smart

whitePaper | September 12, 2018

Elected officials and city managers face many complex challenges in improving the quality of life for their residents and for making their cities smarter. Rapid growth from urban migration, traffic congestion, escalating operating and capital costs, underfunded pension liabilities, crumbling infrastructure, inadequate tax bases, improving security, an aging population, and funding constraints are daily facts of urban life. According to the United Nations, by 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population will reside in urban areas.

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The Intelligent Internet of Things with Axeda and Oracle Java Embedded

whitePaper | March 1, 2016

Java, born on an embedded device as part of Project Green, is the most widely used development language in the world with over 9 million developers. Given its ability to run on a wide range of devices—from sensors with limited CPU and memory to rack mounted servers—no other technology today is better positioned to power an IoT strategy than Java. Java-powered devices in this ecosystem will communicate with each other, with users, and with the real world via sensors and relays to gather knowledge and to reason about the world around us in real time. Oracle Java ME Embedded and Oracle Java SE Embedded are ideally positioned to be the foundation for device and gateway application development. By using a combination of these VM offerings, Java can be used for IoT development, end-to-end, from the device to the data center.

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Anatomy of an IoT Solution: How to Cut Costs and Accelerate Time-to-Market

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The Internet of Things (IoT) solutions you develop, sell or deploy internally, drive value by delivering new services and generating new insights from new data in new ways. It is these applications, not the underlying infrastructure, that deliver business value.

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Smart Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Secure: IoT Security Considerations for Manufacturers

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The IoT is still very much in its infancy. We can only begin to conceive of what the future will look like, both in terms of smart connected devices and how we secure them. What we can say with confidence is that each deployment is going to have its own needs, and PKI is a great option for meeting many of them. PKI is based on established standards and covers all the basics of authentication, encryption, and data integrity. The key for manufacturers will be to avoid closed standards and leverage best practices and existing technology where possible. CITO Research recommends partnering with GlobalSign based on its history in supporting large scale PKI deployments and its forward thinking flexibility that supports customers, including manufacturers, that are evolving their products to meet market demands in a business-driven environment.

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Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Ticker: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication—at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Specialties Printed Memories, Printed Electronics - Temperature Threshold Detection Smart Labels, Integrated Printed Systems, NFC enabled smart labels, Printed Sensor Devices, NFC OpenSense™, EAS Electronic Article Surveillance

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